Volume 12 Week 5

Wednesday, March 29


 

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(Posted 8:30 a.m., March 16)
Frost golden at Ontario cycling championships
By Fred Sherwin
OrleansOnline.ca

Everyone faces obstacles in their life, some more than others. As a blind-deaf athlete, Kevin Frost has had more than his share of challenges to overcome.

His solution to the problem is to face them head on and use his bike, speed skates or golf clubs to deal with and conquer his disability.

Kevin Frost and his tandem bike guide and pilot Scott Laliberte won a pair of gold medals at the Ontario Indoor Cycling Chapionships in Milton. File photo

“I have learned that my eyesight will not improve, I must face life and keep myself motivated through sports,” Frost said upon his return from the Ontario Cycling Championships in Milton earlier this month.

Frost competed in four tandem events on the Milton velodrome and won gold medals in the one kilometre and pursuit categories.

“It was a busy three days of competition but I came away with two gold medals. It’s a great incentive and motivation to be ready for the Canadian championships in a couple of weeks,” said Frost.

The multi-sport athlete traded in his tandem bike for a pair of speed skates to compete in the World Masters Allround Games in Fort St. John, British Columbia this past weekend.

Competing against able-bodied athletes in the 45-50 age group, Frost placed sixth in all four of his races. Still, he was happy with his times and appreciated the chance to compete in a sport he loves.

The Games will be Kevin’s final speed skating event at the world level. He plans on moving on to concentrate on cycling and golf.

“Last year, I finished 11th competing against able-bodied skaters at the World
Allround Championships in the Netherlands,” said Frost. “My goal is to finish in the top 10 in the world. It has been 19 fantastic years in speed skating. I’ve met a lot of new friends and participated in several great races.”

With his final speed skating competition behind him, Frost can now focus on the Canadian Indoor Cycling Championships being held in Milton on March 31, and after that he plans to hit the driving range once the snow melts and work on his golf game.

You can follow Kevin’s sports exploits at: www.deafblindspeedskater.com.

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